Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.
Let me start by saying I'm a bit of chicken when it comes to "spooky" books. Ghosts scare the crap out of me because I believe in them to an extent- that part of my mind that's controlled entirely by my overactive imagination, we won't mention just how big that part is.
So when I picked up this book, I was leery. I didn't want the nightmares or the fear to go to sleep because of said nightmares- go ahead, call me a chicken. We all have our limits. But I read it anyways.
I like how Michael creates the story and the underlying suspense that courses throughout the entire book. When he puts something paranormal in there, it isn't cheesy and yes, it was enough to freak me out.
His characters are great. Because he's taken the time to really let the readers know them and what they feel and react towards the things going on in their lives... he made them real and multi-faceted.
This is a great read if you're just starting off with his books. Check it out and then grab another. :)
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.